× Home

Top Authors Top Articles Why Submit Articles? FAQ

Login Register Forgot password?

Toldeo Foundation Waterproofing Contractor

By:   |   Jul 08, 2018   |   Views: 12   |   Comments: 0
How to hire a foundation waterproofing contractor Foundation waterproofing isn't something
most of us know how to do ourselves.

It's something we like to hire experts to do. And with rightly so. Foundations might seem like places that are naturally supposed to be dark and dank, after all, they're underground, right? But foundation moisture is an insidious menace which can have a slow but steady effect on the integrity of your foundation and the air quality of your home as a whole. To keep your
foundation as dry as possible, you'll need to hire a good foundation waterproofing contractor.

A foundation waterproofing contractor, particularly one with years of experience, will have no trouble determining the cause of a wet foundation. He can spot the telltale signs of leakage or cracking, and he knows where black mold is most likely to grow. What's more, a quality foundation waterproofing contractor will be able to advise the best course of action to fix your
leaky foundation.

But there are so many foundation waterproofing contractors out there,how to choose the right one? Here are a few simple things to remember: Check Angie's List and the BBB. Angie's List is a community website full of user-generated reviews of all kind of contractors, from general
contractors to more specialized professionals. If you think you may have settled on a foundation waterproofing contractor, check to see if they have an entry in Angie's List, and what their customers say about them. It could be your surest way to make a final decision.

Ask for references. A foundation waterproofing contractor who can provide you with pictures of homes
he's worked on in the past is a business person who knows how to sell his services. If he can provide letters of recommendation or customer testimonials, all the better. If you were bringing on a new hire at your workplace, you'd ask for nothing less, right?

Make sure he knows a wide range of skills. You may already have a mold problem, so make sure the foundation waterproofing contractor you hire knows about mold removal and mold remediation. Ideally you would like a jack-of-all-trades who can handle any problem that comes up, but be careful not to hire a contractor who will go ahead with a project he may know little about. As with any contractor, it's a good idea to get a feel for the range of his (and his staff's) talents before you bring him on board.

Does he hire subcontractors? Subcontractors aren't bad, but they do provide an additional layer of bureaucracy between you and the company you hired in the first place. It's always best to hire someone who does the work himself, or with a small staff. Keeping your contractor close makes him more answerable if something goes wrong, and it keeps the channels of communication simple
if an unanticipated problem should arise.

Get a specific written bid. Compare two or three of these. Explain the problem in as much detail as you can to each potential contractor. If possible, have them come out to visit your home and evaluate the problem for themselves. When getting your estimates, cross any foundation waterproofing
contractor off the list who tries to scare you into hiring him right away. Few problems are so urgent that they need to be addressed on the spot.

Make sure your foundation waterproofing contractor is properly licensed and insured. Ideally he
should have personal liability insurance and worker's compensation. You want to avoid being sued if he or one of his staffers is injured on the job, and you'll also need a level of protection in case he damages your home. Get the name and number of his carrier and call for confirmation.

Remember: Communication is everything. It's always best to hire a foundation waterproofing contractor who will keep you up-to-date on what's going on with the project; who doesn't mind answering specific questions; who's polite and courteous in his interactions with you and your family; and who lets you know as soon as possible if any problems arise.

Like any business person, a good foundation waterproofing contractor will be eager to add another satisfied customer to his list. If he meets or exceeds your expectations, communicates in a helpful and courteous manner, and makes every effort to resolve your foundation waterproofing and mold
removal needs at a fair cost, then he's a good bet.

Was this helpful?
Thank you!

More from Jonathan Long

The Best Skin Care For Anti-Aging

There comes a point in the lives of women when skin does not look radiant and he...

By: Jonathan Longl Uncategorizedl Jul 08, 2018 lViews: 104 lComments: 0

The Benefits of a Rich Night Cream

If you truly want the best for your skin, then a rich night cream is what you sh...

By: Jonathan Longl Uncategorizedl Jul 08, 2018 lViews: 86 lComments: 0

The 5 Secrets to Long Life

It is the desire of most, if not all, people to have a happy and long life. Many...

By: Jonathan Longl Uncategorizedl Jul 08, 2018 lViews: 88 lComments: 0
Add new Comment

* Required fields